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« on: March 01, 2013, 05:24:26 pm »



Story from the CBC :

Help is en route for a cargo ship stuck in heavy ice on the Strait of Belle Isle.

The 225-metre OOCL Belgium called the coast guard for assistance early Thursday morning. It was on its way from Montreal to England.

The icebreaker Henry Larsen is expected to arrive in the area by 4:00 p.m. Friday. The Belgium is about 10 miles southeast of Red Bay, Labrador.

The Larsen left the Fogo Island area Thursday, and has to veer through thick ice to reach the ship.

The Belgium, owned by the Oceanic Orient Container Line, is carrying a quanitity of hazardous cargo, but coast guard officials said it's not a concern to public safety.

Paul Veber, the coast guard's superintendent of ice operations in Atlantic Canada, said two significant factors created the thick ice.

"We're looking at ice at least 70 centimetres thick in that area," said Veber. "We have the Labrador current, which is bringing the heaviest ice from the Labrador coast down into the northeast coast in the Strait of Belle Isle."

While Veber said the latest ice information was relayed to the vessel's crew, as well as a recommendation to use an alternate route, the ship still decided to travel through the strait.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 06:02:24 pm »

»While Veber said the latest ice information was relayed to the vessel's crew, as well as a recommendation to use an alternate route, the ship still decided to travel through the strait«.

Let Oceanic Orient Container Line pay ALL expenses for Coast Guard assistance!

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 08:24:05 pm »

»While Veber said the latest ice information was relayed to the vessel's crew, as well as a recommendation to use an alternate route, the ship still decided to travel through the strait«.

Let Oceanic Orient Container Line pay ALL expenses for Coast Guard assistance!

Cheers Lexor

They'll have some trouble. "Oceanic Orient Container Line" doesn't exist

CBC? Who writes this nonsense?

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 08:31:48 pm »

I don't know who writes news for the CBC but that's Government for you. Shouldn't that be the Orient Overseas Container Line?Huh
Or do I have that incorrect as well?? Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 02:07:59 pm »

Not the first time the leftist leaning CBC has got it wrong.As a state funded broadcaster
their output is slanted by the Eastern (Toronto-Montreal)Liberal elite.The news of the Lyubov Orlova is another example.No mention made that the tug was not sea-worthy,only that which made Can. authorities appear blameless was presented.
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